The Masters of Silence
are a group of high-tech assassins that honor the way of the samurai and are hired by the CEO of Akane Fusion named Rei Takahashi to eliminate Tony Stark
. Mr Takahashi's company is in financial ruins because of faulty safety valves they purchased from Stark Enterprises. He calls Mr Stark a dishonorable business man for selling substandard equipment and hires the Masters of Silence to exact vengeance for his treachery. The three members Inazuma
(Wind) and Kaminari
(Thunder) find Tony Stark without honor and deserving of death.
Inazuma and the rest of the Masters of Silence would later realize that Tony Stark was framed. They would work together with War Machine
to take down Justin Hammer
and restore their honor. The Masters of Silence would reunite with Iron Man to battle a demon called the Face Thief
. Kaze is gravely wounded and would would pass the warrior spirit within him to Meredith McCall
as she volunteered to walk the path of vengeance with the Masters of Silence.
Inazuma was created by Len Kaminski
and Kevin Hopgood
in 1992 and first appeared in Iron Man
Powers & Abilities
All members of the Masters of Silence have an ability to cloak themselves from radar and other tracking devices through mystical or psychic means. Their suits of armor provide great durability and are immune to Iron Man's repulsor bolts. Inazuma is very skilled in hand-to-hand combat and wields a katana as his weapon of choice. He also uses shurikens for range attacks which are radio controlled. The weapons are laced with energy which causes more damage upon impact.